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20 mind-blowing unknown facts about Pakistan

Are you interested in knowing some of the mind-blowing unknown facts about Pakistan? Do you think you know everything about Pakistan? Well, there are many facts that you may not be aware of. So, here we are with yet another article filled with lots of interesting as well as fascinating facts about our beloved Pakistan. We are here to enhance your knowledge a little bit more about this amazing country. So, keep on reading to discover more about 20 mind-blowing unknown facts about Pakistan.

20 mind-blowing unknown facts about Pakistan

1. The national drink of Pakistan is sugarcane juice

Yes, you read that right. Pakistan’s national drink is sugarcane juice. It is also widely known as ROH. Sugarcane juice was declared the national drink of Pakistan when a poll was conducted on Twitter where almost 81% mostly voted for sugarcane juice. Whereas, the other two options also include carrot juice as well as orange juice.

2. Lassi is one of the most popular drinks in Pakistan

Lassi is one of the highly popular drinks among the people of Pakistan. It is a creamy, frothy, yogurt-based drink that also contains salt, sugar, water as well as several spices.

3. Changa Manga forest was the largest man-made forest

You all must be familiar with the Changa Manga forest. It was one of the largest as well as the oldest hand-planted forests in the world. The Changa Manga forest contains a variety of plants that also includes more than 50 species of birds as well as at least 27 types of insects.

4. There is a teardrop lake located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Yes, you read that right. There is a teardrop-shaped lake in Pakistan. It is located in KPK. The lake got its name from the Urdu word ansoo which means teardrop. It was discovered by Pakistan Air Force pilots while flying at a low altitude in 1993.

5. Home to the second-highest mountain, K2

K-2 is the highest mountain peak in Pakistan and the second highest in the world. K2 is part of the Greater Himalayan Mountain range which is also known as the Karakoram Range. Three of the world’s highest mountain ranges; the greater Himalaya, the ranges of Himalaya, and Hindukush are found in Pakistan.

6. 4th largest irrigation system in the world

Well, most of Pakistan’s population depends on their livelihood in agriculture. Pakistan has the largest canal-based irrigation system in the world.

7. Khewra mines are the world’s second-largest salt mine

Yes, you read that right. Khewra mines are the world’s second-largest salt mine which is situated in Pakistan. Khewra mines in Pakistan produce 330,000 tons of salt every year. The mines have over 40 km of tunnels and a mosque inside. These mines were discovered by Alexander’s army by chance.

8. Benazir Bhutto was the first woman prime minister of Pakistan

Well, in the modern history of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto was the first woman prime minister of Pakistan. She was the prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990. She also became prime minister from 1993-1996.

9. Pakistan shares borders with at least 4 states of India

The four states of India include the following Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujrat, and Punjab.

10. Wheat is the largest food crop in Pakistan

Some of the important food crops in Pakistan are sugarcane, wheat, cotton as well as rice. However, one of the largest food crops in Pakistan is the crop of wheat which produces approximately 26 million tonnes per year.

Related: General Knowledge Questions about Pakistan’s history

11. Tharparkar desert only fertile desert in the world

The Tharparkar desert is situated in the Sindh province. It is one of the 18th largest deserts in the world, and it is also considered the only fertile desert. The desert is also known to attract many international tourists.

12. Saiful Muluk one of the highest lakes in Pakistan

Saiful Muluk is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan which attracts many visitors. It is at an elevation of 3,224 meters. Saiful Muluk’s name comes from a fairy tale character. It is said that Saiful Muluk fell in love with a princess at the lake.

13. Pakistan is known to produce unique mulberries

Pakistan is widely famous to produce unique mulberries which are quite juicy as well as sweet. These mulberries are known to be larger than most mulberries which can grow more than 3.5 inches.

14. Mining is a vital industry

Mining is widely known as one of the vital industries in Pakistan. It is considered as one of the most important sectors in the economy of Pakistan.

15. The first international match took place in Karachi

Yes, you read that right. The first-ever international cricket match in Pakistan took place in Karachi. Over 5,000 people attended the game.

16. Cricket is one of the most popular games in Pakistan

Well, even though hockey is the national game of Pakistan but the most popular game in Pakistan is cricket. It is the most-watched game in Pakistan.

17. Pakistan has the highest number of ATMs

Well did you know that Pakistan has the highest number of automated teller machines or ATMs? It may come as a surprise to you but Pakistan has a title in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest number of ATMs.

18. Tarbela Dam is the biggest earth-filled dam in the world

Tarbela Dam is one of the biggest filled dams in the world. It also has the largest in terms of structural volume.

19. Pakistan is home to the youngest Nobel Laureate

Malala Yousafzai is the pride of Pakistan. She is the youngest Nobel Prize winner in the world. She has been awarded the honor for championing universal education even after being shot at the mere age of 15 by the Taliban.

20. Pakistan has the world’s largest seaport

Pakistan working closely with China on the CPEC plan to build the world’s largest seaport. Gwadar port at the Arabian Sea.

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By Natasha Irshad

Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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